The image shows a group of people holding instruments, including drums and guitars, dressed in African print clothes. They appear to be performing music as part of the Kunda African Culture Music & Dance event. The individuals are standing indoors against a wall, smiling and engaging with the audience.

Founded & headed by Kocassale Dioubate, Kunda hyas its' home bases between two beautiful havens: Vancouver in B.C., Canada, and Dubreka / Conakry in Guinea, West Africa. Kocassale is a ‘ griot’, or ‘ djeliba’, (a musician, praise-singer, story-teller, entertainer, counselor, keeper of tribal history and tradition,) of the Mandingo tribe – a role which is inherited through lineage, a tradition and culture which has been passed down through the family for hundreds, or thousands, of years.   Thus the culture, music, and dance, which Kunda proudly represents, truly is family tradition & inheritance.


Main Stage

Saturday, June 1

6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.